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. it is not the same religion, but we have much in common. >> but others could not accept the idea of muslims praying in a former christian church. >> i think it would be better if they set up a mosque someplace else in town. ifhe christians keep giving ground, we will lose our faith and identity. after all, france is a christian country. >> the sale of the church would not have had a happy ending. for the archdiocese responsible for the church got involved and decided instead to sell the church to a charity. the bishop justified the decision by saying the paris- based charity was nondenominational. this even though it is called the fraternity of st. aloysius and is dedicated to the same st. as the church. they are collecting donations to buy the building. their motto "stop the mosque" makes their position clear. >> we are opposed to converting the church into a mosque. christenings, weddings, and funerals were once held there. now that will all be wiped away. the church will be something else entirely. we have gathered thousands of signatures from all over france and from canada and switzerland. som
seen a resurgence of followers, but it was not always this way. during the soviet era, religion was frowned upon, and many died trying to protect it. others followed their faith in secret. >> i was allowed to go to church again, but 42 years ago, i had to baptized by daughter. -- baptized my daughter. >> religion has always united the russian people. i think it is part of tradition. history shows everything has been done in the interest of god and religion. >> the role of the church in secular russia is being questioned more and more. during the past year, the relationship between the russian orthodox church and the state has been put under the microscope. some worry the opposition is becoming too close. >> the cathedral of christ the savior itself was the scene of the punk band, pussy riot's protest against putin's relationship with the church. in the christmas eve address, they called for pulte -- for freedom of speech to be protected. 2012 was a turbulent year in russia. many are hoping 2013 will bring peace and reconciliation. >> the french actor gerard depardieu has been of
. >> jon: how do you become a master. is it a philosophy, a religion, a way of life. >> to be a master, you've got to study with a master and then he says, tag, you're it. >> jon: it's really not an accredititied situation. how do you know he's a master. does he say i'm the zen master and you're like, all right. >> he's got. i'll tell you how i know. >> jon: okay. >> i'm going to make you a zen master now and perhaps you can do this on your moment of zen. >> jon: i'd like that. >> okay. >> jon: am i going to have to walk across coals or anything? or am i cool? >> it's very simple. are you ready? stay right where you are. hua! boom man. >> jon: that's it? >> now you are done. [cheers and applause] now, we can continue although mine has a brownish tint to it. what does that mean a brownnose. i don't know i'm brown nosing. we can continue the interview. >> jon: all right. so that's all it takes. >> to see if -- >> jon: i'm a zen master i'm patch adams. what did you -- [ laughter ] >> bernie is also a clown. >> jon: he is a clun? >> he is a clown, a zen master. >> jon: sounds lost to me. >> no,
.s. -- religious freedom. the role of religion and the narratives that the afghan taliban offering the pakistani taliban offer often couched in militant terms, does that play with the populations of taliban -- talibanistan and something that brings something closer to them or is it just political verbiage with a different addressing? >> answers have to be like 30 seconds please. sorry. we have got to wrap it up. >> in the case of police, the reason there was not investment and police in pakistan is because of sheer incompetence. of course that leads to lack of political will. i will also criticize the government as well as the pakistan government. in 2001 to 2008 the u.s. started looking at the police is an important institution. but why from 2001 to 2000 adobe's departments and organizations in the u.s. never talked about counterterrorism as a civil law issue. >> a good point. >> there are elements of the taliban who believe this is the right time to negotiate because they don't think that the '90s taliban will be reconstituted. there are others who disagree with that, but that is essentially w
there was an explosion at a religion on you gathering. >> gerry sandusky wants a new trial. he was once an assistant football coach at penn state university, convicted of child abuse over many years. he made his first public appearance in three months in a courtroom, where hess lawyers argued he did not get a fair trial the first time around. they told the judge they did not have enough time to prepared after prosecutors turned over an overwhelming amount of material at the last minute. sandusky is serving 30 years in prison for 45 counts of child abuse. he says he is innocent of all the charges. >>> tonight there are reports that a pod of trapped killer whales in canada's frozen north may have been freed overnight. the weather is the reason. >>> a bot of killers whales may have freed themselves. tribal elders say a break in the weather created a break in the ice, frees the trapped whales. is the whales had been stuck under the thick arctic ice for days, each taking occurrence to breed through a hole considered tiny considering house big they are. it was in the middle of a massive ice field. the tow
of freedom of religion and separation of church and state. >> roger williams was the founder of rhode island, the founder of providence, and also a founder of the first baptist church in america. williams was going -- born in london. his birth records were burned up in the great london fire of 1666. he became a chaplain for one of the chiefs. because he was a puritan and the church was cracking down and putting his people in jail, he fled england. he arrived in boston in february. he believed the state had no role to play in religion. this was an absolutely radical idea at his time. every country in europe had a state church, so did massachusetts and the plymouth colony. they all had their own state- supported churches. the taxes of the people paid for the ministers and the buildings. you had to go to church or they would come and get you and fine you. williams said the state has no role whatsoever to play in religion. eventually, he was put on trial there and convicted of sedition and heresy and was going to be shipped back to england where he probably would have died. before they could exe
, i think for a lot of people in prison, finding some kind of religion is a way for solace and for community building in the prisons, and so there, you know, there is -- there's sometimes a lot of kind of good community building that comes with that, and that's why the aclu's litigated to protect the religious rights of prisoners, religious access, access to places to worship and things like that because there's actually a lot of good that can come from people finding that kind of community. one more question? >> i heard that aclu, housing people in prison, but what about people who have been through the prison, and, perhaps it's witnessing conduct, and what's, you know, what is the goal? there's conviction to read, and there's the other thing with the charge, and -- >> we do a lot of work on police reform. affiliates, especially, work on excessive use of force cases. they work on racial profiling matters. we run the gamet on police reform. we are sometimes working collaboration with police departments to reform their policies and practices and training, and so we do a lot
-founded -- in the future come up based on a protected category, rape, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. the siv program traditionally, special immigrant visa, usually based on service with the united states. this is something mr. bartlett is a little bit more of an expert on, but congress legislated a program, special immigrant visas, to say that those who have worked for the united states government, there are three subcategories within a special immigrant visa program. initially it was small, a translator with the military but it expanded beyond that to include industry employs. and really for them it's the fact of the service with the united states that makes them eligible. and when they come to the united states, both our agencies -- they don't come with the refugee. they come as a lawful permanent resident xo when they arrived they get a green card. based on their service. now, there are some individuals who may be eligible to apply for both programs. and have worked with the us embassy or the u.s. military so they're eligible to apply fo
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